E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

Local Knowledge on Climate Change: Insights from Orange Farmers in Namsaling Village, Ilam District, Nepal

Author(s): Naina Tamang

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.2.2597


This journal article investigates the knowledge and experiences of orange farmers in Namsaling village, situated in the Ilam District of Nepal, concerning climate change. The study aims to assess farmers' awareness of climate change, its impact on orange cultivation, and its effects on their family economy. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with orange farmers. The findings demonstrate that farmers possess a substantial understanding of climate change and its implications for their agricultural practices. They have observed changes in temperature, rainfall patterns, and occurrences of pests and diseases, directly affecting orange production. Farmers have adopted various adaptive measures, including altering cultivation practices, cultivating genetically modified crops, implementing irrigation systems, and using organic fertilizers to sustain their family economy. However, challenges such as limited access to climate information, financial constraints, and the need for additional training hinder effective climate change adaptation in the region. This study offers valuable insights into the experiences and perspectives of orange farmers, emphasizing the importance of targeted interventions to enhance their adaptive capacity and promote sustainable orange cultivation amidst the challenges posed by climate change.

Keywords: Climate Change, Orange Farmers, Knowledge, Experience, Adaptation

Pages: 900-905

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